….while the main infantry battle raged on the left flank, Napoleon sent a brigade of his cuirassiers together with some dragoons and hussars to capture the Russian redoubt of artillery playing havoc with his reserves….
I had the Russian divide up their larger number (but equal in point value to the French) between WillB, JimF and PeterM but roll for their starting positions. This was to simulate, to a degree the Russians sending in troops from various spots of their reserves and some of the positions were made difficult to manoeuvre as a rules test.
|WillB's Cossacks (Perry Miniatures) Home built Russian village by me. Wheat fields are a cut sisal foot mat.|
|WillB's Cossacks, some still treading on winter ground!|
|French Dragoons slowly working their way through the Russian artillery|
|The initial clash of my French cuirassiers (bottom) vs WillB's painted Russian lancers (top) commanded by JimF. Peter with his Russian cuirassiers can be seen in the top left.|
Nevertheless the boys had fun and gave good discussion on the rules.